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Israel to Delay West Bank Annexation Plans for Now in Deal to Discuss Normalizing Ties With UAE
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Israel to Delay West Bank Annexation Plans for Now in Deal to Discuss Normalizing Ties With UAE

BEIRUT — The United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to work toward establishing full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt, for now, Israel’s controversial plans to annex occupied West Bank land sought by Palestinians for their... Read More

White House Unveils Long-Awaited Middle East Peace Plan
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White House Unveils Long-Awaited Middle East Peace Plan
2020-01-28 21:02:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, earning applause from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite staunch opposition from Palestinians who say it falls short of what they had hoped. The White House... Read More

Trump Says Mideast Peace Plan to Be Unveiled Before Tuesday
Foreign Affairs
Trump Says Mideast Peace Plan to Be Unveiled Before Tuesday

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he plans to release the Middle East peace plan that he’s been promising since his 2016 campaign, pledging to reveal it before Israeli leaders visit the White House on Tuesday. “Sometime prior to that,”... Read More

Bleak Prospects for Israel’s Netanyahu After Election Yields Inconclusive Result
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Bleak Prospects for Israel’s Netanyahu After Election Yields Inconclusive Result

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hold on power appeared precarious Wednesday as nearly complete election results showed that his conservative Likud party and its allies fell short of a parliamentary majority. With the main Israeli stations reporting more... Read More

Early Ballot Count Shows Israel’s Netanyahu Faltering in Closely Fought Race
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Early Ballot Count Shows Israel’s Netanyahu Faltering in Closely Fought Race

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fighting for his political life, appeared early Wednesday to falter in his quest for a new term in office, with exit polls and early ballot-counting giving an edge to his main... Read More

House Opposes Israel Boycott in Overwhelmingly Bipartisan Vote
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House Opposes Israel Boycott in Overwhelmingly Bipartisan Vote
2019-07-24 19:21:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House overwhelmingly approved a resolution Tuesday co-sponsored by Representative Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., opposing an international effort to boycott Israel. The vote on H. Res. 236, opposing the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement that targets Israel, was... Read More

White House’s Middle East Economic Plan Lacks Historical Understanding
Foreign Affairs
White House’s Middle East Economic Plan Lacks Historical Understanding
2019-06-28 20:48:04
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - The White House earlier this week unveiled its long-awaited and highly touted Middle East peace plan. Well, at least the economic portion of it.  To unveil the plan, Washington convened a two-day workshop in Manama, Bahrain, on June... Read More

Israeli Government in Benjamin Netanyahu’s Fifth Term Is Likely to Turn Hard Right
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Israeli Government in Benjamin Netanyahu’s Fifth Term Is Likely to Turn Hard Right

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory suggests the government he forms in a record fifth term is likely to espouse more nationalistic views and show little inclination to negotiate peace with Palestinians. Netanyahu finished neck-and-neck with his... Read More

Israel Election: Netanyahu and Gantz Both Claim Victory as Exit Polls Show Near-Tie
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Israel Election: Netanyahu and Gantz Both Claim Victory as Exit Polls Show Near-Tie

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival both claimed victory in Tuesday’s election after exit polls pointed to a virtual dead heat in a fiercely contested race — presaging a new fight on the battleground of... Read More

Israel’s Netanyahu, Consummate Political Survivor, Faces Voter Test and Legal Peril
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Israel’s Netanyahu, Consummate Political Survivor, Faces Voter Test and Legal Peril

JERUSALEM — In Israeli politics, Benjamin Netanyahu has long been known as the ultimate survivor. But now, a leader who has so often seemed invincible faces grave legal and electoral peril. With crucial parliamentary elections set for Tuesday, the smooth-talking,... Read More

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